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Parenting Author Laura Kastner Talks Thursday About Raising Successful Tweens & Teens

This Thursday, February 6, author and clinical psychologist Laura Kastner, PhD, speaks about raising teens and tweens in the latest part of the Raising Resilience series on successful parenting. This week’s talk follows last month’s Healthy Youth Summit. Presented by Raising Resilience and Bainbridge Youth Services, Kastner will discuss her new book Wise Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials…

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Mom Playpark Etiquette: Four Don’ts and a Do

by Trish Bittman Social Media Marketing Guru * Writer * Blogger Don’t ignore the fact that your 11 year old is a bully. When you hear him calling the preschoolers names like “cry baby” and telling them to get out of his way while said bully is climbing on top of the play structures (that clearly…

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The Pumpkin Walk: My Favorite Fall Night on Bainbridge

One of the pleasures of being a parent on Bainbridge is having an “excuse” to go to the annual Pumpkin Walk at Bainbridge Gardens, which this year is tonight and tomorrow, October 18-19, from 6 to 8 p.m. It’s a simple formula. Islanders carve pumpkins and donate them for the event. And people come to…

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The Compre- hensive Care Senior Lifestyle: Coming Soon to Madrona House

Madrona House, the building that sits at the intersection of Madison and New Brooklyn, is multi-façaded, sporting different colors and textures, an appropriate design given its multifaceted mission of serving a wide range of seniors, from those needing some daily assistance to those requiring around-the-clock memory care. Twenty-one assisted living apartments provide seniors with 7…

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National Night Out 2013 Review and Photo Gallery

The Bainbridge Island Police Department, with help from generous donors and volunteers, put on quite a party last night, August 6, for National Night Out. Families out for free and free-wheeling fun wandered the sunny spacious grounds around Sakai School. They met Rusty the retired police dog, made giant bubbles, learned about police safety gear…

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Gay and Just Married on Bainbridge Island

Kendra DeAnne Field and Deanna Reace Bennett married on Saturday, July 20, in the company of 300 family members and friends at their Bainbridge Island home. Bennett and Field have been together 13 years and jumped for their marriage license as soon as same-sex couples gained the legal right to marry in Washington State last…

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July 3 Street Dance and BBQ

July 3rd Street Jam

Get your party on early at Bainbridge Island’s annual July 3rd Street Dance and Barbecue from 6 to 11 p.m. Bring your dancing feet, summer spirit, and appetite. Winslow Way will be closed to vehicle traffic between 3 and 11:30 p.m. to make way for revelers on foot. Tunes Live Music will start with Mike Sharp &…

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July 4th 2013 Schedule of Events

The Grand Old Fourth is just around the corner. This year marks Bainbridge Island’s 46th annual Independence Day festival. Make a day of it or pop in and out for your favorite highlights. Here’s a run down of the fun downtown: Traditional Pancake Breakfast| 7-11 a.m. | Town & Country parking lot Pound some pancakes to get…

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Ferncliff Village Affordable Living Community Shows Heart Is Where the Home Is

These days affordable doesn’t seem to apply to much of anything, especially when it comes to homes. Yes, real estate prices are lower, but for many of us so are our paychecks, if we’re lucky enough to get them at all. Enter Ferncliff Village, a housing community designed to be affordable—not cheap, mind you, but…

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Rocking the Summer Library Scene with the Kids

by Trish Bittman Summer is not my favorite season. I have three kids, limited funds, and I work from home, which means I am with them all day every day, just about. So I have to find ways to keep them all (ha!) happy and entertained without breaking the bank or losing my mind. Living…

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“Proof of Life” at the Hwy 305 and Lovgreen Rd Equestrian Facility

Inside Bainbridge received an intriguing message. The family who owns the large property on the southeast corner of Highway 305 and Lovgreen Road contacted us to share “proof of life” that their horse training facility is indeed active and thriving. You’ve passed it a thousand times, right? It’s the large bucolic property with horse jumps. Proof…

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Winslow Treasure Hunt Saturday April 27

Up for an adventure? Explore the hidden routes of Winslow this Saturday in a treasure hunt to find Flat Stanley. There will be 10 Flat Stanleys posted along a 2.5-mile walking route on the trails and quiet roads and sidewalks of Bainbridge Island’s downtown area. Participants must pick up their treasure maps between 9 and 11…

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Key Change in BI Parks Spring Registration Process for Summer Programs

The Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District is altering its spring registration process for its summer programs. Summer catalogs will be mailed on Monday, April 15, and instead of the usual 10-day planning period between the catalog mailing and registration, people will be allowed to start signing up for programs right away, starting at 9…

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Spring Break on Bainbridge: Eight Great Ideas

[Adapted and updated from the archives; originally published in different form March 27, 2012] Can’t afford Hawaii for spring break? Neither can I. It may be a bit muddy, but Bainbridge Island has a lot to offer, so go ahead and embrace the spring staycation. Here are some ideas for local fun to help jumpstart…

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VillageSpeak Forum on Preventing Local Gun Violence, March 25

The upcoming VillageSpeak community discussion targets the highly topical and controversial subject of gun control and how to prevent gun violence here at home on Bainbridge Island. Scheduled for Monday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the newly remodeled Bainbridge Island Waterfront Park (formerly known as The Commons), the meeting will include four panelists and…

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Bainbridge Firm Launches New Locator Auto-Reply App “Where You @?”

Despite its grammatical offense, Where You @? is the latest smartypants idea from OTTER LLC, a Bainbridge-based technology company that developed the OTTER app, designed to minimize potentially lethal texting while driving (read more). Where You @? solves another problem of contemporary life: keeping track of one another in a big, busy world of nearly…

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New Giant Frog Slide + Aquatics Center = Happy Kids

After two years of frograising, the Bainbridge Island Aquatics Center is hopping happy to announce that it is installing a new giant frog slide in the shallow end of the Nakata Pool. The slide, in addition to carrying happy children splashing into the water, features water sprayers on both sides of its mouth. The Nakata…

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Seattle Area Holiday Family Fun Ideas

3 p.m. With the holiday season starting late this year, most of us have a chunk of time on our hands now before the kids head back to school. Looking for some family fun? Why not hop the pond for a change of scenery? Here are ideas to bust of out of the cooped-up blues….

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Vigil Tonight and Other Healing Events on Bainbridge for Connecticut Victims

1:36 p.m. A “Candlelight Vigil to End Gun Violence” will be held tonight, December 15, at 5 p.m. at the Battle Point Park soccer fields. The organizer, Paul T., invites citizens to come, no matter the weather, as a show of support for the families of the victims and a statement against gun violence. Lori…

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Creating Homemade Wildlife Feeders and Other Outdoor Holiday Fun with Your Kids

by Elsa Watson, West Sound Wildlife Development Coordinator, December 11, 2012, 1:47 p.m. Thank you to Bay Hay & Feed for sponsoring this feature. The phrase “nature deficit disorder” has been in the news for a while now. People who study child behavior, such as Richard Louv, who put forward the idea in his 2005…

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